Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2019, as well as the four previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represents nearly $1.26 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2019 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Sumba Foundation N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 314,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 201,450

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Science Gurus CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Naval Postgraduate School Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,353
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Families Forward CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,245,903

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,378,060

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